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Chiyo Endo Interview

Date: March 11, 2003
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Videographer: Tim Rooney
Densho ID: ddr-one-7-10
01:31:32
13 segments
Issei female. Born in Japan, where family owned and operated a silkworm business. At age fifteen, immigrated to the United States to join father who was already there. Lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, before the war, and married and had six children. Husband passed away before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and eventually became a U.S. citizen.
This interview is part of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Current hobbies (Japanese language) Segment 1 of 13 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Family's silkworm business in Japan (Japanese language) Segment 2 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Father's immigration to the U.S. (Japanese language) Segment 3 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Attending elementary school (Japanese language) Segment 4 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Foods eaten while growing up in Japan (Japanese language) Segment 5 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Immigrating to the U.S. at age fifteen (Japanese language) Segment 6 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Adjusting to life in the U.S. (Japanese language) Segment 7 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Getting married (Japanese language) Segment 8 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Preparing for mass removal (Japanese language) Segment 9 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Being removed to Minidoka with six children (Japanese language) Segment 10 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (Japanese language) Segment 11 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Visiting Japan (Japanese language) Segment 12 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Receiving American citizenship (Japanese language) Segment 13 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Returning to Oregon after the war Segment 14 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Raising children (Japanese language) Segment 15 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Becoming a Christian (Japanese language) Segment 16 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Living a long life (Japanese language) Segment 17 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Participating in a singing group (Japanese language) Segment 18 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Reflections (Japanese language) Segment 19 of 13 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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